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Solid Surface 101

SolidSurface.com's Solid Surface 101 is a multi-part series intended to give beginners the skills required to start working with solid surface material, including guidance on tooling, cutting, seaming, finishing, edge build-up, countertop fabrication and installation, sink-installation, and some additional advanced techniques.

Manufacturer Fabrication Manuals

We have provided links to manuals below. Please note that they may contain advanced techniques that should be used by trained professionals.  SolidSurface.com recommends that the guides below should be used as a reference for basic cutting and routing techniques. SolidSurface.com does not maintain, nor endorse, these sites and/or any methods portrayed in them.

Avonite:  http://avonitesurfaces.com/content/fabrication-guide

Corian:  http://www2.dupont.com/Surfaces/en_US/assets/pdf/Fab-Manual-for-printing.pdf

Formica: http://www.formica.com/~/media/us/all/Files/Product%20Information/Solid%20Surfacing/Technical%20Brief%20-%20Data%20Sheet/FSS%20Fab%20Guide_SinglePages_121311_2-EN.ashx

Hanex: http://www.hanwhasurfaces.com/images/downloads/marketingMaterials/Hanex_Solid_Surfaces_Fab_Manual.pdf

Staron:  http://www.staroncz.cz/pdf/manual.pdf

Meganite:  http://www.meganite.com/upload/specifier/20130510124408101.pdf

LG Hi-MACS: http://www.himacs.eu/technique/fabrication-possibilities

Wilsonart: http://www.wilsonartcontract.com/wp-content/themes/wilsonart/images/laminate/Solid-Surface-Fabrication-Manual.pdf